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I have started some vegetable seeds indoors (SF/Bay Area) in small 1"x1" pods. The seeds have sprouted but not sure when is a good time to move them to 4" indoor pots before planting them in the outdoors vegetable box?

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It's recommended that you wait until after the first true leaves appear before transplanting seedlings.

I plant my seeds into small grow-bags made of plant-fiber. The roots can then grow right through the bottom and when this happens i know it's time to transplant. I also seed mine outside so I don't need to harden off. And I can then plant without removing the grow bag minimizing root shock.

  • Where do you get these vegetable fiber bags and do they work with a heating mat since I believe I would need some heat to germinate. Also a picture of the vegetable fiber bag would be great. – JStorage Feb 20 '16 at 20:16
  • 200 pcs plant-fiber Nursery Pots Seedling-raising bags Garden Supplies Can degrade Environmental protection Size 8*10cm s.aliexpress.com/iiyu2Yzq And I've never used a heating pad so can't comment on that. But aren't heating pads used in greenhouses etc rather then indoors. And indoors might be hot enough for germination to occur. – Graham Chiu Feb 21 '16 at 7:28
  • Thanks. Reg not using heating pads, what temperature is needed indoors (without a heating mat) to germinate vegetable seeds? – JStorage Feb 21 '16 at 19:07
  • Most will germinate at room temperature. See tomclothier.hort.net/page11.html for optimum ranges – Graham Chiu Feb 22 '16 at 3:05
  • You are full of information. Thank you for pointing everyone to these great resources. – JStorage Feb 22 '16 at 5:32

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